09.19.11

Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The FBI’s Release Of 2010 Crime Statistics

“I was glad to see that crime rates, and particularly violent crime rates, declined significantly once again in 2010.  The men and women working in federal, state, and local law enforcement everyday are on the front lines protecting our communities and keeping us all safe.  Continuing the trend of reducing crime rates at a time of recession and budget crisis is a significant achievement.  I am glad that the efforts of Congress and the Obama administration to ensure federal funding to state and local law enforcement at crucial times has helped this positive trend continue.  I also commend the men and women of Vermont’s law enforcement community for their hard work to maintain the state’s extraordinarily low crime rate.”

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